United States

Belinda Goldsmith

Michelle Obama confident progress can't be stopped, urges girls to aim high

Dec 03 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama expressed confidence on Monday that the social progress made by having the first black couple in the White House could not be overturned.

Exclusive: Safety and time are women's biggest concerns about transport - global poll

Nov 14 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Safety is the biggest concern for women using public and private transport in five of the world's biggest commuter cities, according to a global poll released on Thursday as improving city access for women becomes a major focus globally.

Racing driver di Grassi sees electric cars as key to cutting air pollution

Nov 08 2018

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Brazilian racing driver Lucas di Grassi decided to turn his back on Formula 1 for electric cars everyone laughed at him.

Bullied online? Speak out, says Britain's Princess Beatrice

Nov 07 2018

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bullied herself online, Britain's Princess Beatrice is determined to ensure other girls are equipped to deal with internet abuse and get the best from the digital world.

Women in tech call on global summit for greater roles as #MeToo hits

Nov 06 2018

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women leaders in technology called at one of the sector's largest global conferences for more to be done to drive equality in the male-dominated industry now hit by the #MeToo debate.

Don't leave half the world offline and behind, urges Web founder

Nov 05 2018

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, appealed on Monday for companies and governments not to leave behind half of the world population yet to have internet access, which includes billions of women and girls.

Indian campaigner wins award for helping women facing violence

Oct 04 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian campaigner supporting women survivors of violence in northeast India was named on Thursday as one of two winners of an annual award recognizing female human rights workers.

Latin American women urged to act on violence to cut murder rate

Sep 27 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Latin America must stop accepting violence as a normal part of life, government leaders and campaigners said on Thursday as five countries from the region joined forces to end its high murder and assault rates of women.

Families of people held hostage in Iran unite to call for action

Sep 26 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The families of people detained in Iran on false charges joined forces for the first time on Wednesday to call on world leaders meeting in New York to help bring their relatives home.

Actress Anne Hathaway directs all-male stage in push for equality

Sep 26 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Actress Anne Hathaway took on a new role on Wednesday - directing two all-male panels to highlight how men can ensure women receive equal pay and end violence against women.

World News

U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.